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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Whether you are a pessimist who sees the glass as half empty, or an optimist, who sees the glass as half full. Volunteers are ones who see the glass of water and start looking for someone who might be thirsty.
VOLUNTEERING GOES BACK EVEN BEFORE RECORDED HISTORY
Someone asked the anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978), "What is the first sign you look for, to tell you of an ancient civilization?" The interviewer had in mind a tool or scrap of clothing.
Ms. Mead surprised him by answering, a "healed femur". When someone breaks a femur, they couldn’t survive to hunt, fish or escape enemies unless they had help from someone else. Thus, a healed femur indicated that someone else helped that person, rather than abandoning them and saving themselves.
There is something instinctive about volunteering – we join a movement or a project because we see the possibilities of what impact we might have. We are all “visionaries” in that sense.